100% Palo Santo Essential Oil
BEST USES FOR PALO SANTO ESSENTIAL OIL
Aroma: Sweet, woody, and balsamic
Production method: Steam distilled
Plant part: Wood (aged wood from fallen trees)
Bulnesol, guaiol, β-eudesmol
- slightly analgesic (pain relieving)
- decongestant (relieves stuffy nose)
- mood enhancing
PALO SANTO ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS
If you are looking for ideasto blend Palo Santo oil with, you may consider mixing it with basil, black pepper, cedarwood, cinnamon, coriander, ginger, helichrysum, tangerine, melissa, rose, neroli, copaiba, and sage.
5 BENEFITS OF PALO SANTO ESSENTIAL OIL
Due to its main therapeutic constituents, PaloSanto essential oil is good for treating several conditions:
HISTORY OF PALO SANTO
Palo Santo trees grow up to 10 meters in height and grow in forests of Latin America. They have grey bark, green leaves, and clusters of small flowers. Palo Santo is part of the same resinous family as Frankincense and Myrrh.
Native to Latin America, Palo Santo has been used for healing and in spiritual rituals by local indigenous people for centuries. The name PaloSanto is translated as ‘holy stick’ and it is believed that PaloSanto can remove ‘mala energia’ - bad energy, from your home. Its use is said to date back to the Inca era.
From a holistic perspective, there is an unequivocal connection between the body, mind, and soul, and so when PaloSanto is burned in a space it can chase away negative energy, and cleanse one's aura.
To get the best Palo Santo oil, the wood must be harvested in a very specific way. Palo Santo trees come to a ripe age from 50 to 70 years. Once the tree dies of natural causes, it has to be left for five to eight years for the oils in the wood to mature enough to make superior-quality oil and incense.
WHAT IS PALO SANTO GOOD FOR?
Palo Santo has been used in aromatherapy to treat rheumatoid arthritis and gout. Reported properties of PaloSanto essential oil are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antirheumatic, antiseptic and diaphoretic (inducing perspiration).
As sesquiterpenes are the largest group constituents forming the PaloSanto essential oil, Palo Santo is ideal to support healthy cell and tissue functions. It can improve the appearance of your skin. And on an emotional level, Palo Santo oil is ideal to create a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere. Palo Santo is grounding and balancing.
MEDICINAL USES OF PALO SANTO OIL
Guaiol is a main constituent of the PaloSanto essential oil. A 2018 research paper discusses the potential of guaiol as an anti-metastatic agent in some lung cancer types. The study investigated the anti-proliferative and anti-metastatic effects of PaloSanto supercritical fluid extract (BSE) on a special type of lung cancer cell line.
The research concludes that the supercritical fluid extract of PaloSanto possesses high cytotoxicity towards non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and PaloSanto extracts represent a potential source for the treatment of lung cancer.
PALO SANTO ESSENTIAL OIL - BENEFITS
Relieves pain in the joints
Pain associated with arthritic diseases can vary greatly and reach the point where even common moves become unbearable. Conventional pain-relief medications can have a lot of side effects. Moreover, you can become resistant to their action after long, repeated usage.
Palo Santo can be of great help because it has both analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Try mixing 2 drops of PaloSanto essential oil with 2 drops of ginger oil with a tablespoon of carrier oil and rub onto painful joints.
Soothes overworked and sore muscles
Likewise, PaloSanto can be very beneficial in relieving pain and soreness in muscles.
Next time you feel you have overworked your muscles with intense training, try diluting 2 or 3 drops of Palo Santo with a tablespoon of almond oil and rub to sore and tight muscles.
In the bathtub,you can try mixing a few drops of Palo Santo with Epsom salts for the ultimate relaxing soak experience.
Has a grounding and harmonizing effect on the mind and soul
Considered an oil that has grounding properties, together with frankincense, Palo Santo is used for emotional and spiritual support. Palo Santo oil can reduce feelings of anxiety, and it may brighten the mood. It is commonly used in aroma blends to soothe restlessness and chaotic thoughts.
As odors take a direct route to the limbic system, which controls emotion and memory, they can help with intense emotions. In particular, PaloSanto essence can promote relaxation and alleviate anxiety and panic attacks.
Cleanse negative energy
Palo Santo wood is believed to have purifying properties when smudged. According to old folk medicine, PaloSanto is said to remove negative energy and obstacles and attract good luck.
To cleanse your home’s energy, you can light a PaloSanto stick and then extinguish the flame.
Once you light the Palo Santo stick, white smoke will be emitted from the smoldering stick. Walk around your home very carefully, while there is still smoke. That way you will increase the vibes of your home while enjoying the warm balsamic aroma of Palo Santo.
To relieve your headache, try mixing a few drops of Palo Santo with carrier oil and rub it onto the temples of your head. You can as well add a few drops of Palo Santo essential oil into boiling water and breathe in the steam.
PALO SANTO OIL - RECIPES
Comforting aroma blend with Palo Santo
Palo Santo can help you destress and soothe intense feelings. To create a harmonious and comforting atmosphere, try this aroma blend:
If you are looking to increase the good vibes, try this aroma blend:
Palo Santo body oil
This DIY recipe is easy and you can rely on it when you have to deal with tight and sore muscles and painful joints. Mix:
Luxurious bath soak with Palo Santo
Turn your bath time into a luxurious and indulging ritual with this bath soak:
You can also complement the bath soak with lavender or rose-dried blossoms.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS: Palo Santo oil is a highly concentrated product and should only be used with extreme caution. Please note that all information is provided for informational purposes and we always recommend additional consultation with a specialist prior usage, especially when used in childhood, during pregnancy, breastfeeding or if you suffer from chronic diseases! Avoid contact with eyes, mucous membranes, inner ear and other sensitive parts of the body! Keep out of reach of children!